About the Written Exam
What is the Written Exam?
The Written Exam is a multiple-choice question test of core competencies in Concrete Pump operations. It's a test of general theory and safety, and not a test specific to any one category of pump machines.
The Written Exam can be either taken online or at a BC Test Centre. To facilitate the Written Exam, we use the assessment platform, Yardstick Measure.
What are the application fees?
- (Online) Virtually Proctored Examination: $250
- (Physical) Test Centre Examination: $350
The same fee applies for retest candidates.
What to expect with the exam?
The Written Exam will take about 1 hour (60 minutes) to complete. Each exam written contains a unique combination of multiple-choice questions from our question bank. These questions are selected for the exam on the basis of the content area. All of the questions have been reviewed by industry experts and a psychometrician.
From the Candidate Handbook pages 19 & 20, here are sample questions typical of the style and content of the questions used in the Written Exam.
Written Exam Outline
|Safety & Professionalism
|Pre-Operation Inspection (Pump Off)
|Pre-Operation Inspection (Power On/Off)
|Operating the Vehicle
|Setting up Pump & Components
|Operating Pump & Components
|Cleaning Pump & Components
How to pass the exam?
To successfully pass the Written Exam, the "minimum passing" score is 70%. Exam results are reported as a scaled value, ranging from 0 to 100 points. A minimum score of 70 is required to successfully pass the Written Exam. For more information see Test Scoring Information & Reporting in the Certification Policies section.
How do I schedule taking the Written Exam?
CCPO Candidate Handbook
Please note, the CCPO Candidate Handbook is currently unavailable. For program related assistance, please contact the CCPO Coordinator directly at (604) 636-0327 / firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit our Certification Policies page. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience as necessary revisions to the manual are completed.